Brian David Koebler of Janesville, WI, died on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Patricia (Bowen), of Janesville, WI; daughter Anne Jones (Joseph) of Fairhope, AL; son Jeffrey Koebler (Ellen) of Atlanta, GA; and daughter Kathleen Stowell (Rod) of Leander, TX. He was a loving Pepa to his 12 grandchildren Alex Lazzari, Zachary Lazzari (Peyton), Austin Davis (Maryann), Kelsey Saller (Chance), Bo Koebler, Katie Koebler, Jack Koebler, Cooper Jones, Tanner Jones, Meadow Stowell, and Mickey Stowell.
He was the beloved brother of Ronald Koebler (Cheryl), sister-in-law Sandy Koebler, Karen Lebens (Bob), John Koebler (Kathie), Nancy Krenke (Gary), Janette Sill (Pat), Sue Lavery (Terry), and Barb Love (Randy). Brian had many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, godchildren, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Hazel Koebler; brother, Kenneth Koebler; and granddaughter, Callie Koebler.
Brian began his career as an iron worker for Iron Workers Local #498 of Rockford, IL. He worked with them until 1984 when he moved his family to LaGrange, GA to work as a troubleshooter for Stran Steel, which became Varco Pruden Buildings. He worked as a field services manager. Brian and Pat moved to Daphne, AL where he continued with V/P until his retirement in 2013. Not one to be lazy, Brian worked for Daphne Senior Center delivering Meals-on-Wheels to homebound seniors. He also served as a school crossing guard for more than two years for the city of Daphne. In his retirement he enjoyed woodworking, reading, grilling, and visiting his family. He was a proud 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus and Christ the King Catholic Church in Daphne. Brian and Pat were thrilled to return “home” to Janesville, WI in April 2020.
Brian will be sadly missed by all.
The service for Brian is set for May 29, 2020, at 10:30 AM at Christ the King Catholic Church, 711 College Avenue in Daphne, Alabama. Due to social distancing guidelines, there will be limited capacity seating for immediate family only. Live stream video is available at ctkdaphne.org.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to your favorite charity in Brian’s memory.
Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is handling service arrangements for the family.